Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
10/8/2021 - 7:00 PM  
Accountability and Research  
2021 Equity for All Climate Survey Results  
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 1: Systemic Alignment
ACPS will build a culture of continuous improvement and design equitable systems for school and instructional improvement.
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
AE - School Division Goals and Objectives  
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
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Agenda Item Summary:
The Equity for All Climate survey is a new initiative tied directly to the ACPS Equity for All Strategic Plan. From June 1 to June 20, 2021 Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) administered the survey with the purpose of measuring perceptions of the current climate and equity within ACPS. This innovative approach blended a traditional climate survey with an equity audit. Staff expressed especially positive relationships with students, other staff, and their direct supervisor. The high levels of agreement are not common across national data and underscore the intentional efforts of leadership and staff last school year to support a positive climate. Additional areas of strength identified across stakeholder groups included the learning environment and school climate overall. Areas of continued focus revolve around inequities perceived by respondents, the use of Restorative Practices, and the inclusion of family feedback in decision-making.  
As a component of the new Equity for All strategic plan, ACPS administered an equity climate survey to staff, students, and families. The survey combined elements of a traditional climate survey and past ACPS equity audits to create an instrument that gauges school and division climate through the specific lens of equity. The survey was administered to staff, students, and families from June 1 to June 20 and will be administered annually moving forward as a part of the strategic plan.  
The Superintendent recommends that the School Board review this information for an understanding of the ACPS climate survey results.  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Clinton Page - Chief Accountability Officer
Signed By:  
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent